: Dvd-a



hambone8
06-08-13, 03:36 PM
Spent a few hours looking for an Acura ELS DVDA demo disc since DVDA is about as dead as can be. Wanted to check out what it sounded like in the 2013 SRX. Once a I found someone hosting 5 rar files containing the 2007 Acura RDX ELS demo dvd I started downloading. Took a couple of days... Spent another couple of hours trying to get the ISO burned correctly to DVD. With final disc in hand I went out to my vehicle all excited... Put in the disc... Reading... Ejecting... Wtf. After some further research I discovered the 2013 no longer support DVD audio. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Yet, another coaster...

I fail...

davedogcaddy
06-08-13, 06:42 PM
interesting. i've never heard dvd-a disc myself.....so the 2010 SRX will read it? hmmm....must find one of these discs....sounds interesting

carter's_sts
06-08-13, 10:12 PM
It is too bad that format died. They really do sound good. I have around 30 discs myself.

It's time for some Blueray audio only discs, but there doesn't seem to be much demand for Surround Sound music anymore. People just want the convenience of MP3 files.

stevec5375
06-08-13, 10:14 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Audio

hambone8
06-08-13, 11:11 PM
Ill post the link with the rar files when I'm back at my pc.

hambone8
06-09-13, 02:09 PM
I would use the ryushare links and unless you have a premium account it will take some time to download

http://www.hdmusic.me/va-acura-rdx-demonstration-disc-2006-dvd-audio-iso/

I would use this to burn the ISO

http://www.imgburn.com

'12CTSman
06-09-13, 05:30 PM
Spent a few hours looking for an Acura ELS DVDA demo disc since DVDA is about as dead as can be. Wanted to check out what it sounded like in the 2013 SRX. Once a I found someone hosting 5 rar files containing the 2007 Acura RDX ELS demo dvd I started downloading. Took a couple of days... Spent another couple of hours trying to get the ISO burned correctly to DVD. With final disc in hand I went out to my vehicle all excited... Put in the disc... Reading... Ejecting... Wtf. After some further research I discovered the 2013 no longer support DVD audio. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Yet, another coaster...

I fail...

DVD-A is phenomenal. I was bummed too to find out my collection is worthless now for playing in my SRX. No DVD or DTS playing either. I guess Cadillac thinks most SRX owners are 30 something and only listen to music on their iPods and flash drives and decided to save a few bucks by not including the software. The excellent Bose speakers deserve better.

carter's_sts
06-10-13, 01:47 PM
Is it the 2013 SRX that will not play DVD-A, but early ones will?

hambone8
06-10-13, 02:48 PM
DVD-A is phenomenal. I was bummed too to find out my collection is worthless now for playing in my SRX. No DVD or DTS playing either. I guess Cadillac thinks most SRX owners are 30 something and only listen to music on their iPods and flash drives and decided to save a few bucks by not including the software. The excellent Bose speakers deserve better.

The worst part of this story was my impatience got to me and went ahead and ordered Tommy by the who in DVDa from amazon while I was downloading the els demo disc. I do need to see at home to see
if i have any players that support the format. At least amazon has an awesome return policy. If someone downloads the els demo please let me know how it sounds in the caddy.

davedogcaddy
06-10-13, 04:51 PM
I'm doing the long tedious process of downloading the demo to try in my 2010 SRX. Excited to give it a try.

'12CTSman
06-11-13, 11:27 AM
Is it the 2013 SRX that will not play DVD-A, but early ones will? Yes!

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The worst part of this story was my impatience got to me and went ahead and ordered Tommy by the who in DVDa from amazon while I was downloading the els demo disc. I do need to see at home to see
if i have any players that support the format. At least amazon has an awesome return policy. If someone downloads the els demo please let me know how it sounds in the caddy. I have DVD-A audio ELS demo discs from my many former Acuras I've owned. Acura introduced DVD-A audio in the '04 Acura TL (The TL also had a cassette player!!!), which I purchased in December of 2003. The system is made by Panasonic.

davedogcaddy
06-11-13, 12:23 PM
Currently at work, but really looking forward to the drive home....I just finished downloading/burning the demo DVD-A. I went out to my car long enough to verify the disc works. Very cool, onscreen menu with album art, etc. Played about 20 secs of one of the songs just to see....so neat, it's the first time i've really 'noticed' those speakers on the hatch doing anything. Can't wait to really crank it up and listen to more of the music. great find!

hambone8
06-11-13, 06:29 PM
Currently at work, but really looking forward to the drive home....I just finished downloading/burning the demo DVD-A. I went out to my car long enough to verify the disc works. Very cool, onscreen menu with album art, etc. Played about 20 secs of one of the songs just to see....so neat, it's the first time i've really 'noticed' those speakers on the hatch doing anything. Can't wait to really crank it up and listen to more of the music. great find!

jealous...

adamjeeps
10-13-13, 10:21 PM
Just burned the Acura DVD-Audio demo disc (after I wasted one not realizing I had to extract the RAR files). Sounds awesome in my 2012!!! I liked the surround demo of the speakers, and I agree, first time I've really heard the back speakers on the lift gate. Now I've got to buy or download moar!!!

sube5186
10-15-13, 10:02 AM
Just pop in any 5.1 DVD and you'll hear those rear hatch speakers clear as a bell.

I was trying to find a CD to DVD-a converter, but had no luck. I know those audio channels don't exits in the CD format, but I was hoping to find a converter that simulates 5.1.


Sube

Denny41
10-22-13, 01:17 PM
I received the DVD-A Acura Demo disc and played it in my '12 SRX. I was blown away by what I heard. I did not realize that the Bose sound system in this car could sound that good. One of my friends told me to get the 'Love' audio DVD by the Beatles. WOW, it's like they are in the car. This forum is awesome!

Huey Driver
10-22-13, 01:39 PM
I dont know if it works, because I think its a DTS CD, but Brian Wilsons 'Imagination' is fantastic in surround. Only place I have ever been able to play it is on my multi-format DVD player with digital audio to my home theater system... I'd love to hear it in a car, but I have the base audio system (non-nav) in the Luxury.

sube5186
10-22-13, 05:15 PM
I was blown away by what I heard. I did not realize that the Bose sound system in this car could sound that good.

Absolutely!

Audio fidelity is all about the "source". You can't accurately judge our sound system by listening to 64 kbps MP3s, although many people do. Whenever you're listening to XM, FM, Pandora, etc., that music is seriously compressed.


Sube

dmurphy
10-22-13, 11:23 PM
Absolutely!

Audio fidelity is all about the "source". You can't accurately judge our sound system by listening to 64 kbps MP3s, although many people do. Whenever you're listening to XM, FM, Pandora, etc., that music is seriously compressed.


It is precisely for this reason that I bought an iTunes Match subscription. I was able to upgrade the vast majority of my iTunes library to 256kbit AAC audio files. (Even MP3s that I ripped myself -- if iTunes matches it, you can download the 256k AAC version.) That makes a HUGE difference over the standard 128kbit or lower MP3's I had previously.

They play GREAT in the SRX. The only issue I had is that now that the files are larger, they don't all fit on my iPhone anymore - I had to pick and choose what to load!

Next time, 64GB iPhone... or hopefully a 128GB one will be available by then.

Now I wish I had upgraded to nav in my '13 Luxury so I could have the 10-speaker instead of the 8-speaker system. I miss those rear channels. The Bose stereo in my wife's '08 Acadia has far superior sound.

I have a somewhat underground DVD-A called Ultimate Dark Side of the Moon. MY GOODNESS is it amazing! Sometimes I just sit in the Acadia in the driveway to listen to it. Un-freakin-believable.

carter's_sts
10-27-13, 12:11 AM
I've got that same Beatles disc. It's great.


I received the DVD-A Acura Demo disc and played it in my '12 SRX. I was blown away by what I heard. I did not realize that the Bose sound system in this car could sound that good. One of my friends told me to get the 'Love' audio DVD by the Beatles. WOW, it's like they are in the car. This forum is awesome!

300:29:1
10-28-13, 01:48 PM
I just popped in an SACD of Dark Side of the Moon. It seems like those speakers in hatch have played for the first time for me. The disc says it's in 5.1 surround. Am I correct in assuming that this is the same as "Dolby Digital" as indicated on the radio? I have the lux with NAV.

dmurphy
10-28-13, 04:08 PM
I just popped in an SACD of Dark Side of the Moon. It seems like those speakers in hatch have played for the first time for me. The disc says it's in 5.1 surround. Am I correct in assuming that this is the same as "Dolby Digital" as indicated on the radio? I have the lux with NAV.

Hmm... curious if the CD player in my '13 Lux (non-nav) would play the SACD.

Guess I'm going to have to pick one up. :)

300:29:1
10-28-13, 04:16 PM
Hmm... curious if the CD player in my '13 Lux (non-nav) would play the SACD.

Guess I'm going to have to pick one up. :)
Keep in mind that my radio is labeled to play digital formats. I've heard that this may have been done away with after MY 2012.

'12CTSman
10-28-13, 10:59 PM
The '13 SRX will not play DVDs, DVD-A, SACD, or DTS discs. I was very bummed by that since I have several dozen DVD-A discs. Yes, the sound is phenomenal, especially in the Acura ELS systems that are superior to the Bose 5.1 system.

300:29:1
10-29-13, 09:36 AM
The '13 SRX will not play DVDs, DVD-A, SACD, or DTS discs. I was very bummed by that since I have several dozen DVD-A discs. Yes, the sound is phenomenal, especially in the Acura ELS systems that are superior to the Bose 5.1 system.
Where can one buy DVD A discs?

sube5186
10-29-13, 09:47 AM
Try here:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_n_binding_browse-b_0?rh=n%3A5174%2Ck%3Advd-audio+discs%2Cp_n_binding_browse-bin%3A387646011&keywords=dvd-audio+discs&ie=UTF8&qid=1383050741&rnid=387643011


Sube

'12CTSman
10-29-13, 11:49 AM
Where can one buy DVD A discs?

Here is where you will find the best selection, albeit at somewhat exhorbitant prices, but it's what the market is considering the limited availabity: http://www.5point1.com/index2.html This company used to provide Acura customers a free disc upon vehicle purchase. The quality of the discs vary. If you can get used discs from Amazon.com that is the way to go, but better yet try eBay.

WARNING: Not all DVD-A, SACD, DTS discs will play in all automobile players. It all depends on the software loaded in the player.

Rdowning
11-03-13, 05:32 PM
I appreciate all the advice and insight provided within this forum. This is my first luxury vehicle purchase and I have to say the wife and I are enjoying it. I made the DVD-a and am astounded by the output. Even the demo part of the DVD-a is interesting to hear as it goes through the concept of surround sound. It will be hard to listen to the day-to-day music when I know what this system can produce. Thanks again for providing some great insight and the link on how to produce the DVD.

'12CTSman
11-03-13, 07:18 PM
Does anyone know who makes the head unit in the SRX? I learned the hard way years ago that Bose only provides the speakers for the systems. It used to be Delco, but I have no idea who provides them now, since Delco is defunct.